Category Archives: Human Resources

Lindsay LaShell : How to Get the Most from Your 2020 Giving Tuesday Campaign

How to Get the Most from Your 2020 Giving Tuesday Campaign Yep, you read that right. If you’re thinking about planning your Giving Tuesday campaign this week (it’s December 1, 2019), you’re about a year too late. Listen, I know

Antionette Kerr : How I Became a Self-Care Radical

The elders in my family set high standards for what “hard work” felt and looked like. They subscribed to the adage that people of color (especially women of color) had to work “twice as hard” in business to prove themselves.

Roll With Your Role: Feeling Valued in the Workplace

A major challenge most working adults face every day is getting themselves up and going for work. The perpetual dailiness of life can get tiring if you aren’t motivated by a passion. You get up, get ready, look yourself in

5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees

We know the struggle all too well. You feel like you’re talking to a wall and nothing is getting through, and any attempt to engage and inspire seems to fall flat. At some point, we all have to deal with

The Benefits of a Truly Connected Office

This article is sponsored by the Blackbaud Institute. Year after year, professionals in the sector keep coming back to that dreaded word: “silos.” We see countless articles about how barriers in communication diminish organizational effectiveness, and, just as crucially, how

Staff Transitions: Tips for a Smooth Changeover

It’s going to happen (if it hasn’t already): one of your employees will find a new job, or move to a new city, or both. They’ll give you their two weeks. If you’re lucky, they’ll stay a little longer. It’s

4 (Mostly) Free Ways to Appreciate Your Employees

Nonprofit employees are truly unsung champions. They work tirelessly for the causes they care about, and usually for a lower wage than their for-profit counterparts. They deserve our recognition and celebration, but it can be hard to show your appreciation

Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Good Copywriter

As you skim through your sea of emails, newsfeeds and notifications, what determines whether you engage with a piece of content? The answer is copy—simply defined by Merriam Webster as “the text of an advertisement.” Good copy is an absolute

How to Know When to Expand Your Staff

Expansion is a good thing. In most cases, it means you’ve done your job well enough for long enough to add additional programming, campaigns or other projects. But it’s not always easy to know when you’re ready to expand, and

What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

Tax season is officially upon us! Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just